Saturday, July 13, 2024


Most frequent questions and answers

To reset your WordPress password from the WordPress login screen, follow these simple steps:

Go to your WordPress Login screen. – Typically found here by typing

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Click Lost Your Password.


Type your email address linked to your WordPress login.

After entering your email address, a confirmation email will be dispatched to the provided email. Please click on the confirmation link enclosed in that email.


Type in a new password or use the password automatically generated for you.

Click the “Save Password” button to store the new password.




When uploading an article,  the process of adding images is made simple with the WordPress Media Uploader tool. Follow these step-by-step instructions to add an image:

In order to add an image to your page or post, you must first insert your cursor in the place in the text where you want the image to appear. By placing your cursor within your text, you can add images inline with your content. You can also place your cursor on a blank line if you want the image to appear by itself instead.

Tip: It’s a good idea to place your cursor on the left margin of your text, even if you want the image to appear on the right. That’s because there is a special setting called Alignment that allows you to control whether the image appears on the right or the left side of the text. It even controls how text flows around the image automatically.

You can add or select the image you want to add to your page or post by choosing from either of the following options in the center of the media uploader window:

  • Upload Files: Upload the image you want to use from your computer by dragging it into the upload area.
  • Media Library: Select from any previously uploaded images in the media library by clicking on the one you wish to add to your page or post.

Once you have selected or uploaded the image you want to add, You will see a checkbox next to the thumbnail confirming your selection, and see information about it displayed in the Attachment Details pane on the right hand side of the media uploader interface.

Attachment Details pane presents a small, uncropped thumbnail of the image, along with essential details like the filename, upload date, and image dimensions in pixels.

You will find action links that allow you to perform the following actions:

  1. Edit Image: Clicking this link will take you to the image editing page.
  2. Delete Permanently: Use this link to remove the image from your website permanently.

You can modify the following media information:

  1. Title: This refers to the title of the media.
  2. Caption: Enter the caption for the image, which will be displayed below the image itself.
  3. Alternate Text: Provide Alt text for the image, such as “The Mona Lisa,” to describe the media.
  4. Description: Add a description for this particular media.

To place a featured (Main Image)  image in an article made simple: 

To set a featured image for your WordPress post, click on the designated ‘Set Featured Image’ section, which will open the WordPress media uploader popup.

Within the popup, you can either upload an image from your computer or choose an existing image from your media library. After selecting the desired image, just click the ‘Set Featured Image’ button to set it as the featured image for your post.

After setting the featured image, WordPress will display a preview of the chosen image in the right column.

Please note that the appearance of the actual featured image may vary based on the specific WordPress theme you are using. Different themes may present the featured image differently on your website.

Once you have set the featured image, you have the option to save or publish your post, or you can preview it to see how the featured image will look on your live website.

Keep in mind that the display of the featured image with your posts will be determined by the settings configured by your theme developer. Depending on these settings, the featured image may automatically appear alongside your posts.


Go to your dashboard and look at the tools on the left. There you will find USERS

Users » Add New page in your WordPress admin area.

Now fill out the form to create a new user.

Remember that the user needs to have an email address. If you don’t know how to create an email address – Contact Support: 

Keep in mind that changing the WordPress username later is not a straightforward task, so make sure to choose it carefully. However, all other details can be modified later on.

Next, input the user’s email address, and it’s important to double-check for accuracy. This email address will be essential for password resets and receiving email notifications.

Following that, you have the option to provide the user’s first name, last name, and website URL. These fields are not mandatory, and you can leave them blank if desired. Users can edit their own profiles in the future to add these details if they wish.

In the next step, you will need to choose a password. 

The last option on the page is to choose a WordPress user role from the dropdown list.

Below the password field, you will see a checkbox to send the user an email. If you check this, the user will receive an email letting them know how to log in. This will also have a link, so they can set a different password if they want.


Each user role comes with a different set of capabilities. Subscriber is the least powerful role, and Administrator is the most powerful role. You need to choose a role depending on which tasks a user will be performing on your website.

You may already know what role you want to give your user. If so, select the role, then click the ‘Add New User’ button at the bottom of the screen.


If you’re uncertain about the roles, there’s no need to worry. – We have a the rolls outlined in one of of the modules under the Learn tab. 




Applications are not open yet. 

However you may prepare yourself for the next application round that will be advertised on the SANEF website :

To qualify, your organisation will need to:

  1. Be a community media organisation that lacks or has an underperforming digital presence.
  2. Primarily operate in the community media sector (print and/or broadcast).
  3. Have at least 3 years experience in regular production and dissemination of news content to a defined audience. Basic existing systems for gathering news and information, editing, and other processing content for publication and distribution.
  4. Have staff and/or volunteers with the necessary basic skills (computer literacy: use of internet browsers, Word processors) to integrate, operate, update, and sustain the websites, tools, and processes that they learn about and receive during the pilot.
  5. Have healthy relationships with local businesses that would be open to trying new or additional forms of advertising and partnerships.
  6. Subscribe to and abide by the South African Press Code of the Press Council and/or the BCCSA Code.
  7. Be registered as a company, co-operative, or NPO.

Note to Editors:

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is a non-profit organisation whose members are editors, senior journalists, and journalism trainers from all areas of South African media. We are committed to championing South Africa’s hard-won freedom of expression and promoting quality, ethics, and diversity in the South African media. We promote excellence in journalism through fighting for media freedom, writing policy submissions, research, and education and training programmes. SANEF is not a union.

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